Agricultural holdings legislation
The following legislation provides the basis for the legal framework for the tenant farming sector in Scotland:
The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016, received Royal Assent on 22 April 2016 and brought forward a number of the recommended changes to current agricultural holdings legislation proposed by the Agricultural Holdings Legislation Review Group in their Final Report.
As was always planned, Part 10 of the Act is being implemented in phases. This measured approach to implementation is important due to the complex and sensitive issues involved in some elements and the need to consult with stakeholders as and when required.
The following commencement orders are now in force
Further commencement regulations will be brought forward in time.
Telephone: 0300 244 9920
Agricultural Holdings Team
Agriculture and Rural Directorate